Meet Ranger

Meet Ranger, a 10 year old Beagle mix from Richmond. Ranger is one of our Companions in Crisis program recipients. Our Companions in Crisis fund helps families pay for lifesaving treatments for pets who have been diagnosed with cancer. Ranger’s story is the reason we do this work.

Katie adopted Ranger at the Richmond SPCA her first week of college, and they quickly became best friends. This April, Ranger was diagnosed with a nasal tumor and Katie was told that treatment would be expensive, but would give Ranger more time. FETCH was able to provide Katie and Ranger with assistance that allowed him to go through treatment, and Ranger received radiation through The Oncology Service, a FETCH partner. Says Katie, “Ranger is doing well. I’ve been a nervous dog mommy but we are adjusting well to our new normal. We have been spending extra time on walks and doing other fun dog activities like the dog park. We also went to the Goochland Drive in and were able to go out on a friends boat which Ranger & I very much enjoyed. I am cherishing all the time we are spending together.” Ranger has been enjoying time with his sister Savannah, and has been a constant companion to Katie.

At FETCH, we’re so grateful that we have the opportunity to give pets and their people more quality time together. Visit our resource library to learn more about preventing pet cancer. For more information on how you can help FETCH make a difference, check out one of our upcoming events!

  1. Colleen

    Katie and Ranger
    You are in the best hands possible and my hope is that the two of you have many more happy adventures together. We are blessed to have an organization like FETCH and the associated medical facilities to give us more time with our babies.

    Hugs to Ranger and know that you will be in my heart and prayers.

  2. Barbara Gibbs

    Hello Katie and Ranger,
    I will forever be grateful to Fetch a Cure for all their help and support when my beautiful beagle/Bassett mix Charley was diagnosed with mast cell cancer. She was a wonderful, and sensitive girl who taught me a lot about taking one day at a time.
    I also have to mention the wonderful staff at Dogwood Oncology. They were a big part of my Charley’s care and I can’t say enough about the extraordinary care they gave us.
    I hope that Ranger’s on his way to a successful recovery!

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